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Software Engineering Intern, Distribution Platforms- Seattle, Fall '19

Seattle, WA - US

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Job ID 675705BR Location Seattle, Washington, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted 31/05/2019

Job Summary:

The DTCI Distribution Platform team is responsible for the data delivery to all of Disney’s News & Entertainment consumer facing products, like ABCNews, ABC-OTV News, ESPN App,, Fantasy, WatchESPN etc. With millions of users creating billions of requests to platform services on a daily basis, the team focuses heavily on quality, performance and scalability.

As the key player in data distribution, the team is also integral in the creation process of digital products and influences their technical design.

This is a great opportunity to see your work in the wild delivering top quality products consumed by millions.


As a Software Engineer Intern, you’ll bring a product to life with a small team of other interns from engineering, design & testing, while receiving guidance from a team of experienced technical mentors.

You will evaluate requirements, estimate costs, and create features and services to solve problems at hand. You will also define and implement the quality criteria for your services, using measurements and insights to understand and validate the quality of experience for customers. You will manage risks, leverage other products and technologies, and drive integration with the broader ecosystem.

As a software engineer intern, you will be responsible for end-to-end ownership of development and quality of a product (and associated services) that delights Disney guests and consumers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • Proficient in Java, Python or similar programming languages
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented design, algorithms, data structures and software development lifecycle
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux CLI
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative work-ethic
  • Detail oriented with a passion for ownership and technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full stack development experience
  • Experience with Cloud technologies like Google Cloud, AWS, Azure

Required Education

  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field

Additional Information:

  • The approximate dates of this internship are September - December 2019
  • Candidate must be available to work full time hours (approximately 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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